National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has described as regrettable the death of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof George Achulike Obiozor at 80 years.
Anyanwu noted the footprints of the late diplomat and scholar in the areas of conflict resolution, bilateral relations and social development, saying they are enduring.
Anyanwu in a statement issued by his media aide Ikenna Onuoha added; “Prof Obiozor was a true reflection of what a good leader, motivator and role model should be.
“He was an exceptional mediator, an ambassador par excellence a true identity of a full-blooded Igbo son. Imo State, Ndigbo and Nigerians worldwide have lost a great iroko, an icon, a technocrat and scion of inestimable value”
He maintained that the demise of Prof Obiozor is a big blow not only to Ndigbo and Nigeria in particular, but also the entire globe.
Anyanwu said; “The world is mourning the departed diplomat and urbane scholar at 80 years. Prof Obiozor’s name rang bell whenever he was mentioned.
“In Imo State, South East and Nigeria, every young scholar want to be like him. In the globe, he was the symbol of unity, and peace. As a committed administrator, late Obiozor distinguished himself as a disciplined and principled diplomat till the end.
“He lived as a symbol of conscience and moral sanity who everyone consulted for better political, social, and cultural direction. He will be missed!”
The PDP National Secretary noted that within the period he served as President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof Obiozor rekindled respect and confidence by ensuring that people from other tribes paid rapt attention to the challenges confronting his people, and regretted that he died while in the process of completing all he set out to achieve for the South East.
While consoling those he left behind, especially, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide for losing such an asset, the former Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions called on anyone directly or indirectly affected to take solace in the Lord.
He therefore prayed God to accept his soul in his bosom, and expressed annoyance that he passed out at a time his wealth of experience was highly needed.